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Sweet and Salty Candied Nuts

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A combination of walnuts, cashews and almonds are tossed in a soft caramel-like sauce. After they are baked to golden perfection, a sugary residue is left to adhere to the salty nuts. After they are cooled and broken into chunks, these sweet and salty candied nuts are the perfect quick sweet snack and are best served on top of brownies or ice cream!

Sweet and Salty Candied Nuts are the perfect topping for ice cream! |

So I definitely posted this recipe the other day with my Skillet Brownies with Salty and Sweet Candied Nuts, but I thought it was completely necessary to create a post just for these candied nuts. I apologize for being extremely redundant. ;)

Many times when I post a recipe(s), I think to myself … “this post should definitely be two posts (or three posts … or four posts).” I understand that it can be extremely overwhelming for some of you to have too many recipes going on in one post. It’s going to take me a while to go back through 400+ recipes and split up the ones I think need to be divided, so I’m starting easy with these sweet and salty candied nuts.

I hope you guys enjoy and have a wonderful weekend! xo

Sweet and Salty Candied Nuts are the perfect topping for ice cream! |

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Sweet and Salty Candied Nuts


2 1/2 cups

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 1 cup roasted and salted cashews
  • 1/2 cup roasted and salted almonds
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 teaspoons coarse sea salt


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
  • In a large bowl, toss together the nuts. Pour them onto the prepared baking sheet. Roast them for 10-12 minutes or until fragrant. Set aside to cool slightly.
  • In a large saucepan, combine the sugars and water. Cook over medium heat until the sugar has melted, swirling the pan after it has melted frequently. Continue to cook for 10-12 minutes or until the mixture because golden brown and "caramely." Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla and almond extracts. Add the nuts and the salt to the pan and toss together until coated. Pour the nuts back onto the baking sheet. Spread the nuts into an even layer and sprinkle with additional sea salt. Let cool completely.
  • Once cool, break the nuts apart with your hands. Transfer to an airtight container and store at room temperature for about a week.


Sweet and Salty Candied Nuts are the perfect topping for ice cream! |


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4 Responses

  1. Love these! Candied nuts are the best, and I love that you added the salty component – I need to do that next time I make them!

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Hello! I'm Justine.

I’m a blogger and web developer from the beautiful state of Oklahoma, where my loving husband, two adorable kids, and two mischievous dogs keep me on my toes 24/7. My idea of heaven includes endless summer days, getting lost in a good book, and whipping up some delicious homemade bread.


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